Megan Burney

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Nothing about this pandemic has been predictable, but right now things are looking much better than they did just a few months ago.  As the number of coronavirus cases continue to decline, new testing locations have been popping up throughout the city, specifically in hotspot areas made up of low-income and minority communities. 

Covid-19 testing is FREE IN MOST LOCATIONS and you do not need insurance in order to be tested (check the full list below to see where free testing is offered).  Yes, if you are uninsured the test is still free.  And as per, “you will not be asked about your immigration status and care services are not a public benefit under the public charge rule.”  Patients without insurance may be referred to a financial counselor to enroll them in an affordable plan.  If you have insurance, bring your ID and insurance card and NYC Health + Hospitals will bill your insurance plan.

Governor Cuomo is urging anyone who has participated in the ongoing protests against police brutality to get tested and NYS bulletins are suggesting that all New Yorkers should get tested whether or not they have symptoms or are at increased risk.  If you have already been tested and received a negative test result, consider getting another test if: you begin to show symptoms, you are planning to visit someone who is considered high-risk for severe illness, you recently increased your possibility of exposure, or if you work in a nursing home or shelter.  Results take about 48hrs.  All current testing locations in the Williamsburg-Bushwick-Ridgewood area are listed below.  To see the list of all testing centers city-wide, search through the testing center portal and call ahead of time to find out if testing is free.  

CityMD Urgent Care Bushwick – Free Testing

Address: 399 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Phone: (718) 571-9168

Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

ModernMD Urgent Care Bushwick – **Not free – $99 for uninsured**

Address: 366 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237

Phone: (646) 604-8160

Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Prominis Bushwick – FREE TESTING

Address: 614A Kosciuszko Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Phone: (718) 249-0735

Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Prominis Stuyvesant Heights – FREE TESTING

Address: 297 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11221

Phone: (718) 453-9377

Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Prominis Williamsburg – FREE TESTING

Address: 228 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Phone: (718) 388-8400

Hours: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

ModernMD Urgent Care S.E. Williamsburg – **NOT FREE – $99 FOR UNINSURED**

Address: 68 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Phone: (646) 604-8120

Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

CityMD Urgent Care- Broadway Triangle – FREE TESTING

Address: 21 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Phone: (718) 571-9280

Hours: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull – FREE TESTING

Address: 760 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11206

Phone: (718) 963-8000

Hours: M-F 8:30 a.m.-12: 30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. VISIT ROOM 2C125

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